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Cob Room addition to canvas yurt ?

 
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Greetings Permies !

So I would like to add a few exterior cobb room additions to my 30 ft pacific yurt. I am looking for any insight,  tips,  thoughts or advice on how I might do this.

Thanks in advance.

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Before any advice, I have questions. What is your climate? How rainy is it?

You would need to protect the cob additions from runoff from the yurt roof, as well as the added roofs, give enough overhang to route drips away from walls, and have foundation walls of stone high enough to keep splashes from hitting the base of the cob walls.
 
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I would like to add a few exterior cobb rooms to my 30 ft Pacific yurt. Would love to hear any advice, tips,  thoughts or suggestions on how I might go about this. Thanks in advance !
 
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Yes this is what I was struggling with as well, how to make a good overhang and roof for the cob that does not interfere with yurt. I am in Oregon, so yes it is rainy.

I am wondering,  if the yurt has it's own gutter system,  could I just build the cob room a bit shorter so that it is under the height of the yurt gutter?

Or maybe the best way would be to build a short wooden hallway from yurt , then build the cobb structure off that.

Am I missing something? Could this work?

 
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I think building under the gutter system or a wooden hallway would both work. If I were planning it I would probably go for the wooden hallway. Even though I've seen and even helped assemble a yurt before and know that the eaves of the yurt aren't super short, somehow that's how my mind remembers them. Either way, I think this is a cool idea.  
 
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